National Football League lineman Malik McDowell fights policeman after getting tased

National Football League lineman Malik McDowell fights policeman after getting tased

National Football League lineman Malik McDowell fights policeman after getting tased

Malik McDowell, the former 35th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft, was involved in a violent dispute with a police officer at a gas station in Lathrup Village, Michigan back in February. TMZ released the footage of the entire fight which shows McDowell disregard the officer's orders which quickly turned into a two-man melee inside the gas station convenience store.

The altercation took a violent turn when McDowell chose to leave his vehicle and enter a gas station convenience store. However, the video shows McDowell pulling prongs from his chest and getting to his feet and lunging at the officer's Taser as it was still firing. The officer can be heard repeatedly telling McDowell to "have a seat in your vehicle".

One officer claimed McDowell reached for their gun before he was subdued. "You're gonna get tased", the officer yells out as McDowell pushes him away, knocking over various displays in the store. The two wrestle around the store until backup officers eventually arrive and help take McDowell into custody.

Through it all, McDowell continued to ask for a supervisor, even after his hands were cuffed behind his back.

According to the police report, McDowell had a BAC of.18, just shy of being super drunk in MI.

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The officer eventually uses his Taser on McDowell, which proves ineffective on the massive McDowell, who then attacks the officer.

Defensive lineman Malik McDowell of Michigan State looks on during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Despite being the 35th overall pick in 2017, McDowell has not yet played a down in the National Football League due in part to an ATV accident that occurred months after he was selected by the Seahawks.

However, the list of charges doesn't stop there for McDowell, who was released from the Seahawks in 2018 after suffering serious injuries in an ATV mishap.

FOX 2 obtained the video from Lathrup Village via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. TMZ was the first to report the video.

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